Janet Todd – Farewell Fight

Join us for an exclusive interview with Janet Todd, the reigning Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion, as she shares invaluable insights and tips on how to stay at the top of your game while having fun!

In this interview, Janet opens up about her mindset leading up to her farewell fight and how she’s embraced the journey with a renewed focus on enjoyment.

Discover how she maintains composure in high-pressure situations and the importance of balancing structured training with the freedom to experiment and play within your skill development.

As a competitive athlete with a background in gymnastics and cheerleading, Janet reflects on her journey from amateur Muay Thai to professional kickboxing, highlighting the role of perseverance and the willingness to push past setbacks in achieving greatness.

But it’s not just about physical training – Janet delves into the psychological aspects of competition, emphasising the significance of a positive mindset, courage, and the acceptance of vulnerability in the pursuit of excellence.

Whether you’re a seasoned fighter, aspiring competitor, or dedicated coach, this interview offers a wealth of wisdom and inspiration to elevate your performance and approach to the sport.

Don’t miss out on Janet Todd’s invaluable advice – hit that subscribe button, like, and share this video with fellow Muay Thai enthusiasts, fighters, and coaches. Let’s spread the love for the sport and remember to have fun along the way! 

by Don Heatrick

Guest Links

You can follow Janet Todd on Instagram @jmcoakle https://www.instagram.com/jmcoakle/, follow Boxing Works Gym @boxingworks https://www.instagram.com/boxingworks/ , and follow Bryan Popejoy’s excellent content @bryanpopejoy https://www.instagram.com/bryanpopejoy

And of course don’t forget to check out Janet Todd vs Phetjeeja on March 9, 2024, at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand!watch ONE Championship fights here! https://www.onefc.com/

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00 Janet Todd Teaser!
  • 00:38 Lessons Learned From The Last Fight
  • 02:11 Farewell Fight vs Phetjeeja – Tactics
  • 03:43 Designing Muay Thai Skill Sessions
  • 05:01 The Power of Mental Repetitions!
  • 06:23 Remaining Composed in a Farewell Fight
  • 06:43 The Power of PLAY!
  • 09:16 Evolving From Gymnast to World Class Pro Fighter
  • 11:20 Parallel (Engineering) Career – The Lessons
  • 14:27 Champion Traits – Life Traits
  • 17:29 If You Love It, You’ll Face Your Fear
  • 19:29 Outro Links!

Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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